I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
Joetown Rocks! Monday & Tuesday in Saint Joseph
The Fourth of July and St. Joseph, Minnesota go hand in hand every year, and 2017 will be no exception; as Joetown Rocks! is set to go this Monday & Tuesday for the big summer holiday -- with a full slate of fun, fireworks, and entertainment.
Fireworks in Minnesota: What’s Legal (And What’s Not)
Fire up the grill, put the beer on ice, and get your fireworks together -- it's the 4th of July in Minnesota. Want to stay out of trouble? Here are some guidelines as to what's legal and what's not when it comes to fireworks in the North Star State (plus the penalties if you…
August Set to Deliver Solar Eclipse to Minnesota
'The Big One' is coming to the United States in August. A total solar eclipse will arrive on 8/21, but the total blackout will only be observed in a 75-mile wide swath across the middle of America. In Minnesota we'll still be treated to 80 to 85% of …
Lakes Jam Announces Brantley Gilbert as 2018 Headliner
The dust has barely settled at Brainerd International Raceway following an amazing Lakes Jam weekend, and the LJ team has already announced their Saturday night headliner for 2018 -- Brantley Gilbert!
Minnesota Twins Retake First Place with Weekend Sweep in Cleveland
After being swept by the Indians last weekend in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins returned the favor by sweeping the tribe this weekend in Cleveland -- putting the Twins back on top of the AL Central Division by a half game.
Updated Stearns County Most Wanted List [Photos]
Keep your eyes out for these ten eight people who are the Most Wanted by the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. Call the Stearns County Sheriff's Office at 320-251-4240 with any information, or visit the Tri-County Crime Stoppers web site. You can remain anonymous an…
Most Common Last Names in Stearns County
When it comes to last names in Minnesota, German and Scandinavian heritage rules. Stearns County is pretty representative of the state as a whole. Here are the top-ten last names in Stearns County and Minnesota. Are you on the list?
A Guide To Lakes Jam 2017
This weekend it's the 2017 edition of Lakes Jam, with 'Country' in the spotlight on Thursday and Saturday, and 'Rock' on stage Friday night at the Brainerd International Raceway. Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Trace Adkins, LoCash, and more are part of the country l…
Win Your Summertime Toys in our 2017 ‘Fun in The Sun’ Giveaway
Now that it's summertime in Minnesota…it’s time to have a little fun in the sun, but sometimes having fun means needing the right toys & equipment. We want to make sure you’ve got what you need. Would a new boat help? Or an A-T-V? Wh…
Ethan Fruth of St. Cloud Wins Dream Getaway #24
Congratulations to Ethan Fruth of St. Cloud -- the winner of Dream Getaway #24! We called Ethan this morning to let him know that he had won the trip of a lifetime. Now it's up to Ethan to decide where he wants to go (hisfirst thought was just somewhere warm). Tami…
Stay Cool at Quarry Park (Among Top Swimming Holes in America)
The Travel Channel rolled off its list of the 'Top Swimming Holes in America' -- and look what made the list: Quarry Park, the only spot in Minnesota to make their Top-Ten list. Of course it's no secret to us here in Central Minnesota. Happy Summer! No go jump in a lake quarry.
All Minnesota State Parks to Offer Free Admission Tomorrow
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that entry fees at all 75 Minnesota state parks will be waived tomorrow (6/10) in honor of 'National Get Outdoors Day' -- encouraging all Minnesotans to get outside and explore Minnesota's parks &…